Allied Warships

HMS LST 414 (LST 414)

Tank landing ship of the LST (Mk 2) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeTank landing ship
ClassLST (Mk 2) 
PennantLST 414 
Built byBethlehem-Fairfield Shipyard Inc. (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Laid down18 Oct 1942 
Launched21 Nov 1942 
Commissioned19 Jan 1943 
Lost15 Aug 1943 

HMS LST 414 was torpedoed and damaged at 0335 hours on 15 August 1943 by Italian aircraft off Bizerte, Tunisia. The ship was beached and abandoned. She was formally paid off on 14 November 1943.

The Italian aircraft was an S.79 torpedo bomber belonging to the 278^ Sqn,132nd Group, piloted bv captain Carlo Faggioni, which had taken off from Decimomannu airfield, Sardinia.

Former nameUSS LST 414

Commands listed for HMS LST 414 (LST 414)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Cecil Albert Payne, RNR8 Mar 1943Aug 1943
2Lt. Howard Baskerville Cadogan, RNRAug 194315 Aug 1943

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